Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin paralegal Robert S. Hrouda, RP, has been elected Vice President and Director of Positions and Issues for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). In this position, Hrouda will address positions and issues that directly affect both the association and individuals in the paralegal profession.

Hrouda is a litigation practice paralegal with expertise in litigation support technology. He has spent years working to improve the paralegal profession, serving in leadership roles with local and regional paralegal organizations. He is a former President of the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals, where he also served as a delegate to both the Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. In 2006, he received the Outstanding Local Leadership Award from the NFPA, and served on that organization’s board as Region IV Director.

A 1992 graduate of Temple University, Hrouda earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Law and Business. In May 2008, he passed the PACE exam, which designated him as a PACE Registered Paralegal. Prior to joining Hangley Aronchick, he was a paralegal at two prominent Philadelphia law firms where he worked in the areas of personal injury, litigation, labor law, aviation law, and family law.

About the National Federation of Paralegal Associations:
Founded in 1974, the NFPA, the first national paralegal association, is dedicated to the advancement of the paralegal profession and leadership in the legal community. It is an issues-driven, policy-oriented professional association directed by its membership. The NFPA is comprised of more than 50 member associations and represents more than 10,000 individual members reflecting a broad range of experience, education and diversity.